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Gnome Shell - Shine by satya164 Gnome Shell - Shine by satya164
If you use Gnome Shell 3.6 or 3.8, please install Elegance Colors instead, and choose the preset Clear.


Shine is a new modern theme for Gnome Shell. It tries to blend transparency and usability, with smooth transition effects between different elements. Shine is compatible with Gnome Shell 3.4.


Ubuntu users can install Shine from our themes PPA using the following commands,

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:satyajit-happy/themes
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-theme-shine


Installation Instructions for other distros:

Extract the zip file to the themes directory i.e. "~/.themes/" or "/usr/share/themes/".

Install the User Theme Extension and use the Gnome Tweak tool to choose the themes.



22.06.2012 - Code cleanup, various visual enhancements

15.05.2012 - Misc visual changes, fixed media player extension button color

14.05.2012 - Many visual fixes, fixed looking glass background color

13.05.2012 - Updated for Gnome Shell 3.4, minor visual changes

20.12.2011 - Fixed hotplug notification area, minor improvements

20.11.2011 - Added support for Mint Gnome Shell Extensions

03.11.2011 - Message tray and misc fixes

02.11.2011 - Fixed contact icons

01.11.2011 - Added text shadow in panel, made menus more opaque

31.10.2011 - Smaller icons and more apps in overview, minor fixes

28.10.2011 - Initial Release for Gnome Shell 3.2



If you use Gnome Shell 3.2, download the theme from launchpad [link]

This theme is not compatible with old Gnome Shell 3.0.



seahorsepip [link] for the wallpaper [link] used in the preview.


License: GPL
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jorgeecardona Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Hi, I'm using Raleway font (available on google web fonts) in my gnome-shell but I can't setup the font in the top bar, I tried adding the font-family in /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css and /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gdm.css in some #panel tags but is not working, do you know what's the correct place for this? I'm also changed this on tweak tool on fonts and it change the gtk font in the apps but not in the top bar.

Thanks for the theme is really nice.
satya164 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You should change the font in the theme's css file.

It might be ~/.themes/Shine/gnome-shell.css or /usr/share/themes/Shine/gnome-shell.css
oliverbro Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
i can not download it
satya164 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Click the download button on left.
cptmashek Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you! This one is pretty freaking awesome.
metatan Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Love the theme :)
Please update for gnome-shell 3.6. The message tray needs some improvement.
Juan-Mt Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hola, espero que pronto actualices el tema Aqua.
satya164 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
From the Aqua page: Sorry folks. I don't have time to update Aqua for Gnome Shell 3.4 and will delete it from here soon. You are free to fork it if you like.
unlimit-ibda3 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
how i can change this
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